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Summary for 7212-7220 Greenwood AVE / Parcel ID 3363400310 / Inv # GR003

Historic Name: Seventy-Third Street Building Common Name: Seventy-Third Street Building
Style: Art Deco Neighborhood: Greenwood/Phinney
Built By: W. G. Brust Year Built: 1932
 
Significance
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
This is a highly intact keystone building in the Phinney Ridge business district, with extensive Art Deco ornamentation and the original metal canopy. Known as the Seventy-Third Street Building, it has housed a wide variety of businesses over the decades, including a plumbing and heating company, a dairy store (1938), barbers shops and beauty salons, a drug store and a dress shop. The original building owner was Hans Pederson. The architect, William G. Brust, attended the University of Pennsylvania with Frederick Stephen, the son of James Stephen, the official architect for the Seattle School District. Brust joined the partnership of father and son in 1920 and opened his own practice in 1927. He was particularly known for his church design, including the nearby Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church (1929).
 
Appearance
This two-story brownish brick building is notable for a high degree of physical integrity and its Art Deco terra cotta ornament. The building retains its original transom windows, black tile bulkheads and metal canopy ornamented with an Art Deco motif along the edge. The brick pilasters and corners have large Art Deco medallions at the level of the second floor windows. There is decorative brickwork in an X pattern around the top of the building. The storefronts are generally intact with recessed entries and wood-framed display windows. The southernmost store has a newer steel-and-glass door; the others have the original oak. The apartment entry has the original double-leaf doors of oak and glass; the entryway is decorated with an Art Deco motif. The second floor has primarily newer three-part sash with 1/1 double-hung windows flanking a fixed pane section. The south elevation has a secondary entry and wood sash. The windows on the second floor on the north elevations are similar to those on the main fa├žade; this side also has a garage entry. The rear elevation has clapboard cladding.

Detail for 7212-7220 Greenwood AVE / Parcel ID 3363400310 / Inv # GR003

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat Roof Material(s): Unknown
Building Type: Domestic - Multiple Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Commerce
Integrity
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 7212-7220 Greenwood AVE / Parcel ID 3363400310 / Inv # GR003


Photo taken Sep 04, 2001
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